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Old 04-18-2015, 09:01 AM   #1
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10 things to expect from the 2016 Camaro

This from GM Authority:

1. The New LGX V6 Engine

A lot of the commotion surrounded Cadillac with the introduction of new engines for the brand, one being GMís new LGX 3.6-liter V6. The engine will debut in the 2016 CT6, CTS and ATS but it likely wonít stop there. Expect the 2016 Camaro to benefit from the latest V6 technology, which includes a patented ďtargeted cooling systemĒ to send coolant to the heads and block in the most efficient manner. The engine has been rated at 355 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque in the CT6, and we can expect similar numbers from the 2016 Camaro.

2. The Glorious LT1 Small-Block V8

Now itís time for the really good stuff. Chevrolet has already confirmed the 2016 Camaro will see the latest in small-block engineering under the hood. The mighty 6.2-liter LT1 V8 will reside in the SS variant of the car. This will replace the LS3 V8 currently employed, which made 426 hp in stock formation. Now, imagine the LT1 with the C7 Stingrayís 455 hp in a Camaro riding on the much nimbler Alpha platform. It should be what dreams are made of. Speaking of AlphaÖ

3. Alpha-Platform Awesomeness

We already know how spectacular GMís Alpha platform translates to driving dynamics, as seen in the Cadillac ATS and CTS. The platform was engineered from the beginning for sublime driving feel, light weight and can support a variety of engine specifications, including forced-induction. The current Camaroís Zeta bones are simply too bulky, but weíve seen what clever engineering can make out of it. Just look at the 1LE, ZL1 and Z/28. The platform has been specifically adjusted for the 2016 Camaro to fit the carís proportions, and features a unique dash-to-axle to support the carís iconic profile. With the 2016 Camaro riding on Alpha, expect superior driving dynamics, and most importantly, for the car to go on a much needed diet.

4. A Smaller Package, And Lighter Curb Weight

With the shift to Alpha, the 2016 Camaroís dimensions will undoubtedly shrink. Expect a shorter front overhang, and tidier bodywork to compliment the carís newfound weight reduction. General Motors has previously stated the car will weight ďat least 200 poundsĒ lighter than the current Camaro. Most of this was possible thanks to the Alpha platform, but certain areas were examined specifically for the sake of weight. Particularly, the cross-beam that supports the instrument panel is now made from aluminum, a savings of 9.7 pounds. Lighter weight and more power is never a bad recipe.

5. Improved Aerodynamics

With a smaller package, expect the design of the 2016 Camaro to also offer up aerodynamic capabilities to surpass the outgoing car. Chevrolet has said over nine million hours of computational time has been sunk into the sixth-generation Camaro. Some of those hours were spent of drive time, some on weight reduction and plenty of it was spent ensuring the car isnít a mass hindered by airflow.

6. Performance Superiority Over The Fifth-Generation Camaro

A no brainer, really. But, itís definitely something to expect from the 2016 Camaro. When you combine everything weíve touched on so far, the 2016 Camaro will be a very compelling driverís package. It will be lighter, faster and have the best driving dynamics seen in a Camaro to date. And that doesnít just include the SS model, either. The V6 should be a compelling entry-level engine, and make for a great hustle car for those who skip out on the muscle car. Our gut tells us not to expect a turbo-four, however.

7. Evolutionary Styling

For better, or for worse, donít expect the 2016 Camaro to get a radical makeover on the outside. Chevrolet wonít mess with success regarding its semi-retro themed look, harkening back to the iconic 1969 Camaro. Do expect a more modern take on the design, with a tad less retro. Especially inside the cockpit. The design will most likely flow very well considering the carís nimbleness and ability to shed much of the bulk the Zeta platform left it with.

8. A Performance Data Recorder System

This one hasnít been confirmed, but we have a strong hunch buyers will be able to enjoy at least a simplified version of the PDR system, seen on the C7 Corvette and V-series Cadillacs. The PDR system allows owners with the system to record their lap times and watch it with telemetry overlay displaying speed, RPM, G-readings and much more. It also doubles as a convenient dash cam. We think more than a few perspective Camaro owners would enjoy this technology.

9. 4G LTE Wireless Capability

The entire Chevrolet lineup offers 4G LTE WiFi capability, so it only seems reasonable the 2016 Camaro will include this as an option for those looking to stay on the grid while parading the latest pony car around town. GM expects 4G LTE capability to pay off big in the near future, so expect even the most driver oriented of Chevrolet vehicles to offer it.

10. Brembo Brakes Will Continue To Handle Stopping Duties

The standard of stopping power will continue to be seen on the 2016 Camaro, and should work quite well in concert with the carís weight loss. Less mass means less force to stop said mass. Chevrolet included a photo of the latest Brembos with its most recent teaser, touting the carís 28 percent greater structural stiffness.


Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/04/...#ixzz3XfYj9PYl
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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Very good article. It should answer a lot of questions. Emphasis seems to be on the "SS"....but with all the other goodies described I'm starting to believe a 1LE will be included in the reveal....(It's not acknowledged very often, but the 1LE is actually an SS first...lol)...

This has 1LE written all over it:

8. A Performance Data Recorder System

This one hasnít been confirmed, but we have a strong hunch buyers will be able to enjoy at least a simplified version of the PDR system, seen on the C7 Corvette and V-series Cadillacs. The PDR system allows owners with the system to record their lap times and watch it with telemetry overlay displaying speed, RPM, G-readings and much more. It also doubles as a convenient dash cam. We think more than a few perspective Camaro owners would enjoy this technology
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:27 AM   #3
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Nice!!! I'm so excited!! Can't wait!!!
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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I believe that 355 HP for the LGX is a misprint. It's supposed to be 335.
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I believe that 355 HP for the LGX is a misprint. It's supposed to be 335.
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355 HP would be friggin amazing.
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355 HP would be friggin amazing.
Even 335 HP from a V6 is amazing. That was an LS1 15 years ago
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #8
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Shouldn't Magnetic Ride be on that list, or did I miss it? I mean, brembos are a given, no?

And with all these goodies... I am dying to see what the price tag will end up being.
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I think a fully optioned SS will be around $54,000. I might be short thru Action Chevy in NJ has a 2015 2ss a customer ordered and did not want. It has almost everything you can get in a camaro and its $50,955
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I have a hard time believing that.. A fully optioned Chevy SS is like 48k. 52k is just too much.
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I have a hard time believing that.. A fully optioned Chevy SS is like 48k. 52k is just too much.
Look at the sticker for Action Chevy on Chevy.com
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A fully optioned SS could very well be 52K or more....That is if you could build it with every option....but it depends on how the options are packaged, and one option package choice cancels out another, so you can't get "both"...

...I think you guys are being too pessimistic...This Gen Camaro will turn out to be the "up-graded" and up-to-date version that will not be lacking in any category....

The last thing GM will do is price itself out of the competition....Expect good things at an affordable price....It's still a Chevy, not a Cadillac or a Corvette...
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I expect the GT 350 to be around 55,000. and the GT350R close to 70,000.
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Look at the sticker for Action Chevy on Chevy.com
Not sure what you're trying to say. .Action Chevy dealership? They have one for 51k MSRP.. Guess what the 2SS is right below that? 44k. The 51k probably add on cosmetic packages. I really don't consider that to be a "fully loaded" car. I won't be ordering "fancy" appearance packages besides maybe a potential RS.

http://www.actionchevy.com/VehicleDe...-NJ/2458172623

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Just built a 2SS with manual, 1LE, navigation, RS package for 43,645.. Not bad. Bet it doesn't change much from there.
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Just built a 2SS with manual, 1LE, navigation, RS package for 43,645.. Not bad. Bet it doesn't change much from there.
Is that price including rebates, or just straight MSRP?
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Is that price including rebates, or just straight MSRP?
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I expect the GT 350 to be around 55,000. and the GT350R close to 70,000.
That's what I am thinking too based on the fact the base GT350 will not have MagneRide or much else standard.


As far as getting a $52k MSRP on a 5th gen, it definitely can be done...but adding ridiculous wheel/appearance options on top of a loaded 2SS. Options are good, but who buys that when you get a ZL1 for just a little bit more.
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Ha, that car costs $53k MSRP in Ontario, Canada.... sucks to be me i guess....
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Ha, that car costs $53k MSRP in Ontario, Canada.... sucks to be me i guess....
ummm..Canadian dollars?
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ok, so it costs the same here in U.S. - so it doesn't suck to be you.
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You can build a $57,000 V6 Camaro right now. To most, fully loaded would mean 2SS/RS with every available performance option and a sunroof.
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